Year 1 – Mrs Rodrigues & Mrs Treacy
What we achieved last year:
- Set up a FairTrade cafe as a cross-curricular activity using money, writing labels etc. Held a Y1 assembly in Fair Trade Week looking at FairTrade farmers, their products and our role as global citizens.
- Grew our own potatoes
- Explored origins of food, taking a typical dish such as spaghetti bolognaise. We looked where all the components came from and found out that all food comes from either a plant or an animal.
- Visited Waltham Place Organic Farm to explore the origins of food
- Visited the Living Rainforest and learned about which foods come from the rainforest and how they are transported to us.
- Discussed the value of growing your own food and visiting farm shops.
- Competed in the waste-free lunchbox challenge at Waltham Place Farm. Discussed whether so much packaging is necessary in class.
- Discussed the benefits of a healthy diet in DT lessons. We examined and tasted lots of new fruit and vegetables, drew them and made a fruit salad from the fruit we liked best.
- In Literacy lessons we made our own butter and enjoyed eating it on some bread. We wrote instructions for making butter.
- In RE we acted out the Last Supper, when Jesus broke bread and shared it at the table with his disciples.
- Encouraged children to walk to school and won the Walk to School prize.
What we aim to achieve this year:
- Encourage children to walk to school.
- School trips to Waltham Park Place Organic Farm and the Living Rainforest to learn about the origins of food and how it is transported.
- Discuss need for healthy balanced diet in DT lessons
- Participate in School Summit.
- Appoint compost bin helpers each week to ensure that compost bins are used for fruit skins/cores at playtime and to assist in emptying them into large compost bin and/or wormery.
- To discuss packaging of food and whether it is necessary. Could the children think of alternatives?
- Encourage children to recycle wherever possible and make use of scrap paper.
- To develop a growing awareness and conscience about their role as global citizens and carers of the world.